The #syncthing widget is going crazy again with it's jumbo icon. 🤣
Here's a good article on the RMS latest: https://www.wired.com/story/richard-stallman-and-the-fall-of-the-clueless-nerd/
Dr Hannah Fry has joined calls for a Hippocratic oath for tech & maths specialists.
"The issue has become urgent now that researchers are building systems that gather and sell personal data, exploit human frailties, and take on life-or-death decisions."
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
Sexual harassment was wrong in the 50s. It was wrong in the 80s. It is wrong today.
There is no statute of limitations on social interactions.
The Internet is helping people come together to claim their power and hold those *in* power accountable.
I hope that this is only the beginning.
And I hope that racism gets the same treatment.
Pronouns: Bro, Brah, Mr Face-face
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko